29 January 2008

Vintage Jewelry

I always loved vintage jewelry. I have some wonderful pieces in my collection, bought on flea markets or antique stores. At the moment I love to make my own jewelry, just like this necklace made from a vintage key and a rhinestone earring.

I had the idea to make these medallions from pocketwatch cases. I think they are perfect for a small collage or for these lovely bluebirds. I added a bit silver glitter around the images.

Some time ago I learned how to solder but I didn't do much with it. Now I wanted to give it a new try and made these soldered Scrabble pendants.


  1. Anonymous5:16 AM

    Everything is stunning. I love what you did with the pocketwatch cases.

  2. ..wundervollstens..

  3. I am seeing some really beautiful things do with solder. I don't know how to do it, so I am seaching for some instructions. I love what you have done.
    I will be back, Mary

  4. Wow,I just found your blog & must say you are superbly talented!!!!My daughters & I LOVE the bluebird medallions you made.Would you be interested in maybe doing a swap of some sort?Renee

  5. Hey Nicole!

    Ich habe Dich über Carola's Flickr-Account wiedergefunden! Ich bewundere noch immer Deine tollen Sachen. Carola und ich arbeiten gerade an einem Valentine's Swap (Ihre Lötsachen gegen Nähsachen von mir). Ich hoffe, Du erinnerst Dich noch an unseren Nostalgic Heart Swap aus dem letzten Jahr (Dein schönes Herzchen hat einen Ehrenplatz bei mir im Altelier).

    Ich hätte Lust, nochmal was mit Dir zu tauschen, wenn Du magst!

    Meld Dich doch mal!

    Liebe Grüße,

  6. Anonymous8:04 PM

    Hey! I am hosting a swap and I would love for you to join! come by my blog to check it out!

  7. Anonymous6:58 AM

    Oh! I love the key necklace. Very nice!

  8. I love the jewelry, especially the necklace with the key!!

  9. Happy Easter!

    Love those bird pendants!

    Warm regards,


  10. I just adore old fashioned keys on necklaces. I find them so romantic.

  11. Your soldering is great, can't believe you don't do it often! You should post more, your blog is beautiful!


  12. You are a very talented person. I too have a passion for treasure hunting. My husband & I go out every Saturday to see what we can pick up . I keep things for myself & I also sell items in a multi dealer antique store where I have a spot . I just wish I had your creative imagination . Keep on blogging,I'll visit again . Stop by and visit mine some time when you have a chance .

  13. love each and every piece of the jewelry that your made, they are simply gorgeous!!!